Get to know the projects selected for ScriptLab 2024


TorinoFilmLab selected 16 projects that will be part of this year’s edition of ScriptLab, a program dedicated to feature films in early stages of development. The 16 writers and directors will be joined by three co-authors and four story editor trainees, who will pass through Porto next June.

Séverine Cornamusaz, Miguel López Beraza, Aleksandra Swierk and Selina Ukwuoma are the renowned experts of script consultancy who will accompany participants throughout five sessions. The program includes residential sessions that will take place in Berlin (April), Portugal (June) and Turin (November).

In total, the program received 721 applications. Among the 23 participants from 20 countries is the  Portuguese director João Salgado, with the project Atropical Energy.

ScriptLab is organized by TorinoFilmLab – National Museum of Cinema with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA. This edition will feature a partnership between the Portugal Film Commission, the Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual (ICA) and Filmaporto – film commission.


Projects and participants of ScriptLab 2024

  • Atropical Energy | João Salgado (Portugal)
  • Eva | Jonas Matzow Guldbrandsen (Norway) and Norah Mc Gettigan (Ireland)
  • Explorer | Hilke Rönnfeldt (Germany)
  • Human Resource | Stefan Bohun (Austria)
  • Josie Goes to War | Coline Confort (France/Switzerland) and Perrine Prost (France)
  • Kindergarten Optimisten | Anastasia Veber (Germany)
  • On the Way to Forgive I Forgot Myself | Rand Abou Fakher (Syria)
  • Sants | Mikel Gurrea (Spain)
  • Smokescreen | Artemis Shaw (Greece/USA)
  • The Criminals | Serhat Karaaslan (Turkey)
  • The Dance of the Shadows | Kathy Mitrani (Colombia/USA)
  • The Funeral | Carolina Markowicz (Brazil/Italy)
  • The Hallucinations | Andrea Gatopoulos (Italy)
  • The Healers | Lun Sevnik and Atila Urbančič (Slovenia)
  • The Void is Immense on Idle Hours | Sam Manacsa (Philippines)
  • Villain | Kevin Biele (Germany)

Story editor trainees

  • Yanis Gaye (France/Senegal)
  • Miriam Newman (United Kingdom)
  • Marie-Gabrielle Peaucelle (France)
  • Michal Reich (Czech Republic)
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